The "E" in ESG

Event Date
King Hall Room 1001

Friday, October 21, 2022, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., King Hall Room 1001
(also streaming over Zoom)

The"E" in ESG refers to the application of environmental criteria to corporate behavior by investors and corporate managers. These environmental criteria may encompass not only greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts but also pollution mitigation, waste management, water usage, and other environmental concerns.  Businesses and investors increasingly focus on ESG, even as ESG has encountered a backlash from Republican-led states, Ron DeSantis, and Elon Musk, among others. This symposium explores this hot topic with provocative panels on "ESG and the SEC: GHG Disclosures," "Corporate Net Zero Pledges," and "Potential Legal Barriers to ESG Action." Top industry professionals and academics will lead these important discussions.

ESG matters not only to investors, but also to corporate managers, employees, customers, and other stakeholders. ESG increasingly informs corporate decisions, is a critical tool for achieving environmental sustainability, and is essential for lawyers to consider in advising corporate clients. Please join us on October 21 for these timely discussions.

Contact us with any questions at (530) 754-7644 or




Faculty Advisor

Professor Albert Lin
UC Davis School of Law

Principal Staff

Natasha Kang
Senior Symposium Editor
UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 56

Casey Loosbrock
Senior Symposium Editor
UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 56